17
Jul
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I love Evernote. In fact, I don't go a single day without using it. And today, I love it even more. The Evernote Team just pushed an update to the Android app that makes it even more useful on tablets by introducing an all-new user interface.

Here's what I love about it: the old interface was good. It was functional and intuitive, I had no complaints. But the new interface is better and more intuitive. They introduced a fantastic new swiping-style layout that lets you flick through notes and notebooks (much like the phone app). Once a notebook is opened, though, it's quite similar to the previous interface and scrolls vertically. When you open a note, same thing: it looks very similar to the previous version, but it just has more options. Oh, and it's just cleaner and more polished looking, too.

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This new version of the app actually makes me think of the newest iteration of the G+ app. Not in how it looks, but in the fact that it's very, very similar to its phone counterpart, but certain elements are clearly optimized for tablets. For example, if you prefer the "list" notebook view of the phone application (instead of "grid" view), you can now use that on tablet with a simple switch. It's fantastic.

Aside from the enhanced interface, the Evernote team also added improved bullet lists (you can now add sub-lists), as well as improved slideshows, and a handful of bug-fixes/under-the-hood enhancements. Go get it!

More info: Evernote Blog; Thanks, Anthony!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • mesmorino

    JUST when I was considering trying out Springpad, this happens. Not that I would have been happy with Springpad anyway, offline access to my stuff is a MUST

  • Shane

    FINALLY ! Multilevel bullet lists are on the app. This was my ONLY negative for this app. Now to test if they actually carry over to the web version.

    • Shane

      Yay ! They do !

    • Shane

      Yay ! They do !

  • Shane

    FINALLY ! Multilevel bullet lists are on the app. This was my ONLY negative for this app. Now to test if they actually carry over to the web version.

  • Andrew

    Can someone explain the appeal of this app to me? It seems to be one of the most popular around, but when I gave it a shot for writing quick notes down, I found it incredibly bloated and unintuitive. I don't understand why it's so popular. Great, it can save to the cloud, but so can many other apps.
    If I want to write a quick note down I just dive into a text editor and do it there. Might give it another shot since I do most of my random writing on my tablet.

    • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

      I can dully support your opinion.
      It was time when Evernote was a small app and very quick and convenient as you described what you're expecting from such app.

      But now it's really big, complex and not that much intuitive. We just need to store notes and not a full MS Word in our Android phones.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Not that anybody is going to care too much, but the multi-layered pages that can be pulled out is inspired by (but not a copy of) the UI design language used in Blackberry 10. Yes, the concept in Blackberry 10 was inspired by other things too, I'm just pointing out that this is pretty close to theirs, and based on the timing, it seems likely that the origin of Evernote's redesign was probably from seeing what RIM was doing. Just a general FYI, nothing special or worth discussing.